Here's a guide to my favorite wine bars, trattorias, and special eating places along La Strada del Vino.
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Monteriggioni is one of the best known Italian walled towns. Its fame was so great that Dante made reference to its "round enclosure" in the Divine Comedy. The walls are nearly intact, and cover 570 meters, alternated by 14 towers and two gates.
Market Day: Thursday
Localitá La Colonna, 23
Just off the highway exit for Monteriggioni, this is a great little sandwich
bar to stop and refuel with a light lunch. There are tables inside and out. Look for the Porchetta, head and all! It's great with a Chianti or a beer. They offer an incredible selection of meats, cheeses, and marinated vegetables. If you have a sweet tooth, finish your meal with the biscotti from Mattei in Prato and a glass of Vin Santo.
Il Piccolo Castello
Via Colligiana 8
Also a hotel in the Castle
Closed Sunday dinner and Monday
Inside the walls of the old city, both of these restaurants serve
traditional Tuscan food in an especially nice atmosphere. Both have gardens for
summer dining. Reservations recommended.
Bar Antica Travaglia
If you don't feel like a full meal, stop here for a drink, a slice of pizza,
a sandwich. or a gelato. Take advantage of the back garden.
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Strada in Chianti